With a groove and jive that only Bourbon Street can provide, The Stooges Brass Band brought some southern comfort to North Jersey.
The Stooges Brass Band, named the 2010-2011 Best Contemporary Brass Band by the Big Easy Music Awards, played the Donegal Saloon on June 10 and impressed the large crowd at the venue. The trip to the New York metro area was one of the few times the band has performed in the area and marked its first appearance in Kearny.
The band came together almost 15 years ago when members of two rival high school marching bands, John F. Kennedy High School and St. Augustine, both in New Orleans, combined their efforts. Now the band has risen to great heights, becoming the Red Bull “Street Kings” for New Orleans, with the Big Easy achievement giving them bragging rights to being the best brass band in the city.